Nikon Australia is pleased to announce that the 2014 AIPP Nikon Event, held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort in the Gold Coast from the 8th – 10th June, raised almost $60,000 for the “Make A Wish Foundation” through its annual charity print auction, taking the total raised in the last three years to over $125,000.
Held to mark the end of AIPP’s three-‐day national conference, the auction is the brainwave of a number of members who decided they could combine their image making talent with their generosity of spirit to raise money for worthy charities.
Photographer Mandarine Montgomery’s print (above) was the most popular this year, raising over $16,000, with other prints donated by speakers and presenters including Jerry and Melissa Ghionis, Heather Swan, Julia Kuzmenko, Alexia Sinclair, William Long, Ross Eason, Kelly Tunney, Serena Hodson, Peter Rossi and the current Australian Professional Photographer of the Year, Tony Hewitt to name just a few.
The “Make A Wish Foundation” which grants the wishes of children with life-‐threatening medical conditions, was chosen as this year’s charity, with previous years seeing donations to breast cancer research and prostate cancer foundations.
Peter Myers, the AIPP Executive Officer said “This year, the theme of our conference was “Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary”, something that professional photographers do every working day. Professional photographers love their work and they enjoy seeing the pleasure their work brings to their clients.